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Featured Build :: Titanium Road

Below the surface of this titanium road bike lies an all-out performance based platform designed to keep focus on the road. The frame, surface finish and parts were all selected to reflect our “truth to material” design and build aesthetic…

We believe that on the road a truly amazing bicycle should disappear beneath you. A properly designed frameset mated with a smart mix of high performance componentry helps to make that possible.

For the gruppo we chose Shimano Dura-Ace mechanical, arguably the the most reliable and durable of performance parts.

ENVE makes the finest high performance carbon fiber parts currently available. On this build ENVE we chose to use their compact bars, stem and 2.0 fork.

The wheelset consists of a pair of ENVE Smart System 3.4 Clinchers mated to a set of Chris King R45 road hubs with ceramic bearings tied together with Sapim bladed spokes.

The wheels were hand built by our local legendary wheelbuilder Justin Spinelli of Luxe Wheelworks. Attention to detail is everything when building wheels at this level, and Justin is not short on the proper techniques.

The surface treatment on the frame consists of selected polished anodization coupled with a zirconium blasted finish.

We chose to use a lightweight oversized bottom bracket shell so that we could outfit it with the Parlee Cycles PF30 Shimano adapter. This adapter contains optional ceramic bearings and is lighter weight and much smoother than the standard Dura-Ace bottom bracket.

We made the titanium seatpost with a 2omm offset and finished it to match.

The Prologo saddle leatherwork was hand done by Busyman Bicycles. Check out some of their other amazing work here: XXX

The titanium waterbottle cages were handmade by King Cages… with a little aesthetic intervention by us.

Stay tuned for a full review of this mighty steed in Bicycling Magazine’s December issue.

Purchase

We invite you to work with us directly. If you’re ready to get your hands on a new Firefly, begin here by completing the correct Firefly Fit Form to the right or contacting Kevin Wolfson at 617.825.3473. (Download Adobe Reader XI to easily fill out, save, and email the fit form.)

After we have an initial conversation and receive your custom fit form, we will set up an in-depth interview to talk about you, your perfect bike, and how we will make it a reality.

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